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Police provide update on Tiahleigh Palmer murder investigation

UPDATE: Queensland Police have revealed that a tip off from a member of the public has lead to the search of a Logan home in relation to the murder of schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer.

Officer in charge of the investigation, Regional Crime Coordinator Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson said that detectives received the tip-off following a public plea by Tiahleigh’s mother last week.

Det. Supt Hutchinson spoke to media at 1.00pm Thursday afternoon, revealing the unoccupied Waterford West housing commission home was only one of a number of houses and vehicles being forensically examined.


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He appealed for anyone who may have seen Tiahleigh on Logan Reserve Road on Friday the 30th of October 2015, to come forward.

“We would take this opportunity though for anybody who might have seen Tia on Logan Reserve Road on that Friday the 30th of October, if anybody thinks they saw Tia or a person matching her description on that day we would ask them to contact Crimestoppers,” he said.

Tiahleigh was last seen alive at around 8.10am on October 30, 2015 at Marsden State High School.

Her body was discovered on the banks of the Pimpama River, near Kerkin Road North, six days later on November 5, 2015.

UPDATE: Police have revealed that they will be making a brief statement in relation to the Tiahleigh Palmer murder investigation.

Officer in charge of the investigation, Regional Crime Coordinator Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson, will speak to media at 1.00pm.

Forensic officers have spent the past three days scouring a Waterford West home looking for clues in relation to the murder of the Logan school girl.

Tiahleigh was last seen alive at around 8.10am on October 30, 2015 at Marsden State High School.

Her body was discovered on the banks of the Pimpama River, near Kerkin Road North, six days later on November 5, 2015.

EARLIER: Police are currently searching a property in Logan as the investigation into the murder of schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer continues.

The search of the Waterford West home, which is believed to be currently unoccupied, comes just a week after Tiahleigh’s mother made a public plea to help find her daughters killer.

PHOTO: Qld Police

PHOTO: Qld Police

Cindy Palmer began her appeal for information by expressing her concern that another family may go through what they are whilst the culprit is still out there.

“The hardest thing is not knowing what has happened and that this could happen to another family,” she said.

“It takes a vile human being to be able to take an innocent twelve-year-old life.”

Tiahleigh was last seen alive at around 8.10am on October 30, 2015 at Marsden State High School.

Her body was discovered on the banks of the Pimpama River, near Kerkin Road North, six days later on November 5, 2015.


Shanee Dobeson
Shanee is a full-time Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. At the age of 20, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato in 2014, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal style blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.